Warm And Wonderful: Egg-cellent Mug Cake In Minutes

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Mug cakes are the superheroes of the dessert world. Craving something sweet but short on time and dishes? A mug cake comes to the rescue, offering a warm, gooey treat in under five minutes and requiring just one mug for mixing and baking. This recipe guide focuses on mug cakes made with eggs, ensuring a fluffy and satisfying texture.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Mug Cake
Chocolate Mug Cake

4 tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)

  • Flavour Variations:

    Feel free to get creative with your mug cake! Here are some ideas:

    Chocolate: Add 2 tbsp cocoa powder with the dry ingredients.

  • Peanut Butter: Replace 1 tbsp of milk with peanut butter. Add chopped peanuts for extra texture.
  • Strawberry: Fold in 1/4 cup chopped strawberries before microwaving.
  • Lemon: Add 1 tsp lemon zest and a few drops of lemon juice with the wet ingredients.

  • Directions:

    1. Prep your mug: Lightly grease a microwave-safe mug (at least 12 oz) with cooking spray or butter. This prevents sticking and makes cleanup easier.

    2. Whisk the dry ingredients: In the mug, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

    3. Make a well: Create a small indentation in the center of the dry ingredients using a spoon.

    4. Combine the wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract.

    5. Pour wet into dry: Carefully pour the wet ingredients into the well you made in the dry ingredients.

    6. Mix it up: Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Don’t overmix! A few lumps are okay.

    7. Chocolate chips (optional): If using, gently fold the chocolate chips into the batter.

    8. Microwave magic: Microwave the mug cake on high power for 1-1.5 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on your microwave wattage. Start with 1 minute and check for doneness. The cake should be mostly set with a slight jiggle in the center. If it’s too runny, microwave for an additional 15-second intervals until cooked through.

    9. Cool slightly and enjoy! Let the mug cake cool for a minute or two before digging in. Be careful, it will be hot! Top with your favorite ice cream, whipped cream, or fresh fruit for an extra decadent treat.

    Nutrition Facts (per mug cake, approximate):

    Calories: 300

  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Protein: 5g

  • Conclusion

    Mug cakes are a lifesaver for those moments when you need a quick and satisfying sweet treat. They’re easy to customize with different flavors and add-ins, making them endlessly fun to experiment with. So next time you’re craving something delicious, ditch the pre-packaged snacks and whip up a mug cake instead!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I make a mug cake without an egg?

    Yes, there are egg-free mug cake recipes available online that often use ingredients like applesauce, mashed banana, or flaxseed meal as an egg substitute. However, these substitutions may affect the texture and consistency of the final product.

    2. My mug cake is too dry! What went wrong?

    There are a few possibilities: you may have overcooked the cake, not used enough milk, or used too much flour. Try adding a little more milk next time and microwaving for shorter intervals.

    3. My mug cake overflowed! How can I prevent this?

    Your mug might have been too small, or you may have filled it with too much batter. Use a larger mug (at least 12 oz) and fill it only ¾ of the way to the top to prevent overflow.

    4. Can I double this recipe for a larger serving?

    It’s not recommended to double the recipe in the same mug, as it might overflow during microwaving. However, you can easily double the recipe and make two separate mug cakes.

    5. How can I store leftover mug cake?